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Our Giving


Our Giving

Our company’s Foundation (the “Foundation”)—established in 1957—is funded entirely by our company and is our chief source of funding support for qualified nonprofit charitable organizations.

The Foundation supports eligible nonprofit organizations and innovative programs that are aligned with our two focus areas: Health and Community.

Since its inception, the Foundation has contributed more than $870 million to support initiatives that address important societal needs in a manner consistent with our company’s overall mission to help the world be well.

The following priorities guide the Foundation’s strategic partnerships and program investments:


As of 2016, we have phased out support of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education as a giving priority to more closely align our charitable giving efforts with our corporate responsibility approach and our company’s mission. As a result, we are not making any new philanthropic investments in STEM education. There were two remaining graduate/post-graduate education initiatives for which funding concluded at the end of 2015: A partnership with UNCF, and another between the Kilimanjaro School of Pharmacy and Purdue University.


We provide financial support and share the expertise of our employees through grant and volunteer programs that address critical health and social issues in communities where we have a presence.

Key initiatives include: